Good advice for choosing a marquee for your occasion

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August 4, 2018
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When looking for a marquee supplier for your big event, it can be a difficult and daunting task. Obviously, after doing your research, you have decided to contact Elite Marquees. But here are a few things you should consider when discussing your marquee hire requirements.

First of all, what type of event are you planning? and just what are your requirements?

For example:

  • How many guests? (daytime/evening), (approximate is fine).
  • Do you have a preferred date?
  • Location/venue?
  • What would be your ideal marquee?

It’s really helpful to have some idea of the above before contacting us, although it’s not essential as a good reputable, marquee company like us has extensive knowledge and will be able to discuss things with you and advise accordingly in order to gather the necessary detail required to help compile that initial quotation.

It’s also useful to have an idea of the types of marquee available and which event/s they are best suited for.

Types of Marquee
Traditional – suitable for most events for guests up to 250, not ideal on hard standing
Clearspan – suitable for all types of event
Pagoda – suitable for small garden parties
Tipi – suitable for `rustic’ weddings, generally suits up to 200 guests.
Stretch – ideal for a bar canopy in the garden

Transparency
We are proud as a company to offer fully itemised quotations, so you can see all the individual costs up front and will be able to pick and choose items/accessories you wish or not to include. We will design your marquee bespoke to suit your needs.

Site Visit Service
If you are not sure of the site you are considering for your event is suitable for a marquee, did you know we offer a no obligation site visit service. Not only is it the best way for us to accurately assess the site and discuss your requirements with you face to face, it can help us build up trust and a good working relationship which is highly important.

If you haven’t found the perfect location yet, we have extensive knowledge, experience and links with venues and landowners to help narrow down your site search.

High Quality 
Marquees are used for lots of different events throughout the year and some companies may only clean their equipment fully at the end of each season. We are proud to offer our own in – house maintenance programme ensuring that all our equipment is regularly checked and kept in good working order. Our marquees are manufactured to the highest standards and meet the necessary fire resistance guidelines and health and safety requirements. Our professional team is highly trained and adheres to our health and safety policy. 

Insurance
Some companies will include an additional insurance cost as part of the marquee hire price. It is advisable to check what you are covered for in this instance. If this isn’t included, it is recommended that you take out separate insurance to cover your event and costs in the event of any damage caused to the marquee/accessories whilst in situ on your site/being used for your event.

What do our customers say?
Ask to see any testimonials from customers who have worked with us. You can find a selection of testimonials from our clients here on our website and in our case studies section, where we are delighted to share with you some examples of what can be achieved.

Flexibility
Once a client has booked with us, things are flexible, so if your requirements change (guest numbers for example, carpet colour or style of chair) it’s not a problem, as long as we have sufficient notice to ensure that the items you would like are still available.

If you’re looking to hire a marquee for any occasion? We are proud to say that the Elite Marquees wedding marquee hire team can provide you with all you need to make your big day special. Our experts have extensive knowledge of Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire and everywhere else in between.

If you are interested in contacting us regarding your wedding, please visit our contact page or click on the quick quote bar at the top of the page.

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